Building and Standards
Victoria Hall, Second Floor, East Wing
Building Permit: Application
A Building Permit is required for most renovation and construction projects, including new buildings greater than 107 sq. Ft., additions, significant renovations, elevated sundecks, and so on. For removal of any structure, a Demolition Permit is required. Permit applications and corresponding plans undergo a technical review to ensure that projects comply with the Ontario Building Code and maintain the health, welfare and safety of the public. A series of inspections and approvals are undertaken during the life of a Permit to ensure work is completed in a satisfactory manner.
To view 'Building Permits A Homeowners Guide' click here .
Sign Permit: Application To view the Sign By-law click here
Prior to the erection or placement of any sign or advertising device, a Sign Permit must be obtained. These Permits are administered in accordance with the Sign By-law to ensure that streetscapes and building facades are maintained in an orderly manner, free from unsightly clutter.
Pool Permit: Application To view the Pool By-law click here
Installation of any body of water exceeding 24 inches in depth requires approval of a Pool Permit. The Swimming Pool By-law contains provisions relating to fencing, setbacks, required inspections, and other technical matters.
New development, additions, demolitions and/or exterior renovations of buildings located within a designated Heritage District or other area designated under the Ontario Heritage Act require a Heritage Permit. Plans are reviewed by the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC) and staff in an effort to maintain and enhance the architectural and/or historical significance of the community's older building stock. For more information about heritage permits, click here or to download application forms, please click here.
Town of Cobourg Development Charges & Permit Fees
Effective January 1, 2013
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2012 Annual Report - Click Here
April 2013 StatsCan Report - click here
April 2013 Building Administrator's Report - click here
Building Stats - 1974 To Date - click here